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Dalia Topelson Ritvo is the Assistant Director of Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.  She is also a Lecturer on Law at HLS, where she co-teaches Counseling and Legal Strategies in the Digitial Age.   Dalia has concentrated her legal practice on privacy, consumer protection, intellectual property and media law, particularly in the areas of technology, media and digital content. Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Dalia worked as in-house counsel at Amazon.com.  From 2004-2009, Dalia worked as an associate in the New York law offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and DLA Piper LLP, focusing on intellectually property and technology issues.  Dalia received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Emory University in 1999 and her J.D. and LLM in International Law from Duke University School of Law in 2004.


Projects & Tools

Student Privacy Initiative

The Student Privacy Initiative-- part of the Center's growing suite of Privacy Initiatives-- aims to surface, identify, and evaluate central privacy issues and opportunities that… More


Publications

Mar 22, 2017

Organization & Structure of Open Source Software Development Initiatives

Challenges & Opportunities Concerning Corporate Formation, Nonprofit Status, & Governance for Open Source Projects

A collection of case studies and organizational models for those who manage and participate in open source development initiatives. More

Jun 29, 2016

Privacy and Student Data

An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, has prepared this guide to provide a high-level overview of two of the major federal… More

Jul 30, 2015

Student Privacy: The Next Frontier

Emerging & Future Privacy Issues in K-12 Learning Environments

Building off several prior working meetings which mapped and considered the implications of the new and rapidly evolving ecosystem of networked technology being used with… More

Jan 15, 2014

Cloud Computing and Schools: Tools to help your School Choose and Contract with Cloud Computing Service Providers

A Checklist for School and District Officials and Administrators

This document, prepared as an example of one kind of input that might be included in a toolkit for education technology leaders considering the adoption of cloud technologies,… More

Nov 13, 2013

Privacy and Children's Data

An Overview of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

This overview of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was produced by Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw… More


News

Jul 1, 2013

Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Harvard Law School Announce a Reconfiguration of the Berkman Cyberlaw Clinic

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Harvard Law School are pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher T. Bavitz to the role of Managing Director of the Cyberlaw… More


Courses

Cyberlaw Clinic Seminar - Spring 2016

This seminar is required for all students enrolled in the Cyberlaw Clinic. The course incorporates instruction about substantive legal issues at the heart of the Clinics practice,… More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Spring 2016

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and… More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Winter 2016

The winter term Cyberlaw Clinic is a by-application offering for advanced students only (student who have taken a prior semester of the clinic). The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at… More

Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age - Fall 2015

This course explores the complex challenges that entrepreneurs, businesses, and other organizations face when trying to address legal issues relating to technology. The seminars… More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Fall 2015

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvards Berkman Center for Internet and Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and… More

Cyberlaw Clinic Seminar - Fall 2015

This seminar is required for all students enrolled in the Cyberlaw Clinic. The course incorporates instruction about substantive legal issues at the heart of the Clinics practice,… More

Cyberlaw Clinic – Spring 2015

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and… More

Cyberlaw Clinic – Winter 2015

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and… More

Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age – Fall 2014

This course explores the complex challenges that entrepreneurs, businesses, and other organizations face when trying to address legal issues relating to technology. More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Spring 2014

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and… More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Winter 2014

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and… More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Fall 2013

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and… More

Practical Lawyering in Cyberspace - Fall 2013

This course will explore the complex challenges of effectively representing clients in a wide variety of intellectual property, technology and internet-related disputes. More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Spring 2013

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world licensing, client counseling, advocacy,… More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Winter 2013

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world licensing, client counseling, advocacy,… More

Cyberlaw Clinic - Fall 2012

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world licensing, client counseling, advocacy,… More


Events

May 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

featuring Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel

Come join Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel of the Berkman Center for a discussion on what corporate structures and governance models open source organizations can utilize… More

Dec 8, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

State of Student Privacy

with Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Dalia Topelson Ritvo, Paulina Haduong, and Leah Plunkett

The Berkman Center’s Student Privacy Initiative will be taking stock of our student privacy work to date and exploring future directions. At this luncheon, the Berkman team will… More